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Homosexuality is not a disease, says Thai government

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:03027
  1. Vittal Katikireddi1
  1. 1Edinburgh

The government of Thailand has belatedly agreed that homosexuality is not a disease. The recent statement comes after lobbying by Anjaree, Thailand's leading group campaigning for gay rights.

The Thai Department of Mental Health issued a formal letter affirming that homosexuality is “neither a mental problem nor a disease” according to the Bangkok Nation. The long awaited change takes place years after the World Health Organization's 1993 decision …

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